I’m reporting from DreamWorks at the moment, and I am trying to soak in everything that I have seen. We were taken around for an inside look at the studio’s next animated feature Monsters Vs. Aliens. Not only did I get a first look, but I also scored some cool stuff to share with all of you. Above you will see a high resolution still from the film (which gets bigger if you click it). As well, I have a first look at all of the characters in the film below.
Basically the premise of the film, if you haven’t seen anything for it, is that Aliens have laded and are threatening the world…and only Monsters can defend us. The cast is really fun, and the characters are sure to please any fan of old school monster/sci-fi films. The cast consists of…
B.O.B. – Remember The Blob? Well BOB is what you might already be thinking. Voiced by Seth Rogen, BOB is a culinary experiment gone terribly wrong. Scientists were attempting to combine a ranch flavor to a tomato, and created the gelatinous force known as B.O.B.
Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. – Voiced by Hugh Laurie, Dr. Cockroach was the most brilliant mind in the world. He was actually attempting to combine the survival traits of cockroaches with humans, when he accidentally became a guy with a cockroach head. Maybe brings up thoughts of The Fly?
The Missing Link – Voiced by Will Arnett, the missing link is kind of like The Creature From the Black Lagoon. He is the missing link that was frozen during the ice age. He was thawed out by the government, and found a vacation resort occupying the same spot that used to be his old watering hole. Chaos ensued.
Ginormica – Voiced by Reese Witherspoon, Ginormica is a 49 feet 11 inches tall woman (Not to be confused with the 50 ft. Woman). Ginormica started out as a normal woman named Susan Murphy, but everything changed when her wedding was crashed by a meteor.
Insectosaurus – A small grub was exposed to radiation, and grows to a 350 ft. tall monster. This monster is a little baby though, still teething…but on sky-scrapers. He lets out screams that you might be able to compare to Godzilla, but looks more like Mothra.
General W.R. Monger – Voiced by Keifer Sutherland, Monger is your stereotypically crazy old general who has lost his touch with reality. He has been locked down in the mysterious Area 52 along with the monsters that he has caught.
The President – Voiced by Stephen Colbert, The President is a brave man who gives us a very funny musical performance to try and communicate with the aliens.
Gallaxhar – The only thing I know, comes from a trading card. It says “Destructive Potential: Can ruin your whole day. Forever.”
Stay tuned all this week as we bring you coverage from Comic-Con International. Not only will we have more from our visit to Dreamworks Animation studios, but we will have the latest news Live from Hall H, great interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest stars and random convention shenanigans, courtesy of our Comic-Con Attack Squad! To keep tabs on all of the happenings, just head over to our Comic-Con 2008 Homepage.